Need help with door repair

cindiw2February 1, 2009

Here's my problem: I was trying to change a doorknob in a bathroom door and found out that the new doorknob set has a larger shank for the latchhole than the old one did. This condo was built over 25 years ago and I guess people were smaller, so the rooms, etc. are teeny-tiny, including the bathrooms and doors, entryways and hardware. I cannot enlarge the hole so far in the door because the door must be made of the type of composite that is absolutely impossible to drive a nail through. I tried a drill and wood chipping bit and it didn't even create sawdust. Not a chip or dent in the door. Nothing. Am I lost? I hope not.

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Home improvement stores have a $20 kit for drilling door to install latches/hardware. All you need is a 3/8" drill. The kit has cutters(hole saws) for both holes.
You need the model made for metal doors. There is a guide that is clamped on the door in the correct position----it will work on your door since the cutting part is a hole saw and only needs the guide to drill the smaller hole to the larger one.

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